(a)    It shall be the sole responsibility of the permit holder to select proper equipment and qualified installers to assure proper installation of any alarm system, and to properly service and maintain the alarm system at all times. No claim of defective installation or age of the alarm system shall be a defense for a "false alarm" service charge assessed. It is the intent of this section to impose strict liability for any "false alarm" upon the permit holder for adherence to this section and any and all sections of this chapter.
   (b)   No permit holder or alarm system owner or alarm system lessee shall fail to promptly respond to a request by public safety personnel to disconnect or reset an alarm. Any person responsible for the alarm who fails to respond within a reasonable period, upon receiving notice by the Police or Fire Department, is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for the first offense. Whoever violates this section more than once in a calendar year, defined as January 1st to December 31st, is guilty of a misdemeanor in the fourth degree.
   (c)    Any person who fails to respond to a request by safety forces to disconnect or reset the alarm, or fails to file or keep current the required locator cards, then in that event the senior police or fire supervisor on duty at the time may direct that the alarm system be rendered inoperative. No liability will be imposed upon the safety force member, or his supervisor or the City as a result of rendering the system inoperable, nor shall there be any liability for loss or damage to the premises, contents or business interruption that may occur as a direct result or proximate cause of such action.
(Ord. 43-92. Passed 7-21-92.)